THE BONES OF THINGS: A Oneshot Collective Short Film

By Will Agnew

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THE BONES OF THINGS: A Oneshot Collective Short Film

Project 2014-12-01 17:12:03 +1300

The Oneshot Collective is a new independent filmmaking initiative bringing together twelve filmmakers to create a collective feature-length film scheduled for completion by mid-2015. www.oneshotcollective.co.nz

The Bones of Things is a Southern Gothic tale set in rural New Zealand. The film follows teenage farm hand Judd as he works under the shadow of his father Gus. The arrival of his father’s much younger girlfriend Amber awakens something in Judd, and with the pressures of manhood looming over his shoulder, resentment, jealousy and rebellion soon consume the boy. 

Inspired by the writings of Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy, The Bones of Things aims to capture poetic language of Southern Literature and re-frame it within the context of a New Zealand setting. This is the deep south, after all. Dark and troubling things are afoot. The visual style of the film will be largely influenced by films such as Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven and the paintings of Andrew Wyeth (see below). These are lofty ambitions, but we want to aim high and capture the sun drenched beauty of rural New Zealand, which includes the dust, the dirt, the sweat and the mould. And of course, the blood. 

Our goal is $2250. We're pulling lots of favours from friends and family, and have contacts at Rubber Monkey Rentals, who will help us in supplying equipment. We want to make the most of our budget, and your generous contributions will help us acquire lenses, lights and other camera gear that will really make these visuals pop. I consider this a sort of 'silent film' - it will be driven by striking visuals, a brooding soundtrack, and voiceover. So let's make this look awesome.

'Teel's Island' by Andrew Wyeth

Once shooting’s done, the film will be combed over in the edit room and eventually spliced into a feature length anthology film spearheaded by the Oneshot Collective, featuring 12 short films by different Wellington-based directors with varying styles. The goal is for the feature film to be ready to screen at various film festivals in 2015.

Who are we? 

On the set of the 'Billy The Atmosphere' music video for Quinn The Human

WILL AGNEW - Writer/Director


I’m a Wellington based filmmaker with an MA in Scriptwriting from the International Institute of Modern Letters. I’ve spent the years since graduation writing feature length scripts, and have recently taken the plunge into directing music videos for artists such as Quinn The Human and Craig Elliott. We have a good team of people around us, including recent graduates from the NZ Film and Television School whose combined talents have helped create some really cool stuff. 

TIM JONES - Producer/1st Assistant Director

'Jonesy' recently graduated from the New Zealand Film & Television School and has dived right into the deep end of film production, managing and producing both of my music videos as well as Sina Leasuasu's short film 'You Can't Be My Girl', another Oneshot Collective film. He's also served as Production Runner on 'The Great Maiden's Blush', a feature film currently shooting in Wellington. He's my right hand man, and keeps me in line on set and makes sure that everything runs smoothly. 

AARON LY - Director Of Photography

Aaron is a graduate of Victoria University's film programme and is currently a student at Yoobee School of Design. He's served as the DP on my 2 recent music videos as well as various small projects we've worked on over the years. He recently DP'd Sina Leasuasu's 'You Can't Be My Girl' and has worked on a multitude of corporate videos and commercials. Aaron's got a great eye for detail and knows how to get the best images out of whatever equipment is on hand. 

Keep an eye out for more updates on our cast and crew - we're currently trying to confirm everyone's availability. Any other filmmakers out there, don't hesitate to flick us a message if you like the sound of the project and are interested in gettng involved. 

It's a great time to support local talent, and the Oneshot Collective aims to highlight Wellington filmmakers by screening their work to a larger audience. Get involved and help your local artists! 

Thanks!

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Kieran Timms
2015-01-05 00:02:07 +1300
Faucon
2014-12-31 06:34:12 +1300

"Jingle Bells Will! Santa has been nice to me this year and I think that the best way to invest is into talent and creativity. Caro"

Amy Pepper
2014-12-31 00:11:55 +1300

"Soz I couldn't give more, but times are tight. Come filming I may have a couple of spare hands if you need them?"

James Cain
2014-12-30 22:08:40 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-12-29 12:34:55 +1300
Brett
2014-12-29 11:59:13 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-12-29 10:34:06 +1300
Alisha Anderson
2014-12-28 00:17:14 +1300
Jack O'Donnell
2014-12-27 13:01:44 +1300
Ben Zolno
2014-12-21 14:46:42 +1300

"This director has some talent brewing, and needs more avenues for expressing and honing it."

Steve Barr
2014-12-18 09:17:40 +1300
Jess Coppell
2014-12-17 23:20:54 +1300
Heather
2014-12-17 22:09:09 +1300
Sinead McClay
2014-12-17 21:42:27 +1300
Linda Agnew
2014-12-17 20:33:36 +1300
Jane Fletcher
2014-12-17 19:26:10 +1300
Jasmine
2014-12-17 18:24:12 +1300

"This looks brilliant Will. Can't wait to see the film and am maybe even more excited for the soundtrack... "

Finn McCauley
2014-12-16 12:55:43 +1300
Sally Thorburn
2014-12-15 16:11:53 +1300
funkasarusrex
2014-12-12 03:06:06 +1300
Charlotte Cudmore
2014-12-10 14:14:38 +1300
Ignacio Pena
2014-12-08 15:01:18 +1300
Jane Ballentyne
2014-12-05 16:29:24 +1300
Fern Karun
2014-12-04 21:43:19 +1300
Micky Gunn
2014-12-04 20:20:57 +1300
Olivia
2014-12-04 17:05:36 +1300
Gabriela Inés Pérez
2014-12-04 16:47:11 +1300
Damian Espinoza
2014-12-04 14:18:12 +1300
Alwyn
2014-12-04 12:55:13 +1300

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Followers of THE BONES OF THINGS: A Oneshot Collective Short Film

THE BONES OF THINGS: A Oneshot Collective Short Film

Project 2014-12-01 17:12:03 +1300

The Oneshot Collective is a new independent filmmaking initiative bringing together twelve filmmakers to create a collective feature-length film scheduled for completion by mid-2015. www.oneshotcollective.co.nz

The Bones of Things is a Southern Gothic tale set in rural New Zealand. The film follows teenage farm hand Judd as he works under the shadow of his father Gus. The arrival of his father’s much younger girlfriend Amber awakens something in Judd, and with the pressures of manhood looming over his shoulder, resentment, jealousy and rebellion soon consume the boy. 

Inspired by the writings of Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy, The Bones of Things aims to capture poetic language of Southern Literature and re-frame it within the context of a New Zealand setting. This is the deep south, after all. Dark and troubling things are afoot. The visual style of the film will be largely influenced by films such as Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven and the paintings of Andrew Wyeth (see below). These are lofty ambitions, but we want to aim high and capture the sun drenched beauty of rural New Zealand, which includes the dust, the dirt, the sweat and the mould. And of course, the blood. 

Our goal is $2250. We're pulling lots of favours from friends and family, and have contacts at Rubber Monkey Rentals, who will help us in supplying equipment. We want to make the most of our budget, and your generous contributions will help us acquire lenses, lights and other camera gear that will really make these visuals pop. I consider this a sort of 'silent film' - it will be driven by striking visuals, a brooding soundtrack, and voiceover. So let's make this look awesome.

'Teel's Island' by Andrew Wyeth

Once shooting’s done, the film will be combed over in the edit room and eventually spliced into a feature length anthology film spearheaded by the Oneshot Collective, featuring 12 short films by different Wellington-based directors with varying styles. The goal is for the feature film to be ready to screen at various film festivals in 2015.

Who are we? 

On the set of the 'Billy The Atmosphere' music video for Quinn The Human

WILL AGNEW - Writer/Director


I’m a Wellington based filmmaker with an MA in Scriptwriting from the International Institute of Modern Letters. I’ve spent the years since graduation writing feature length scripts, and have recently taken the plunge into directing music videos for artists such as Quinn The Human and Craig Elliott. We have a good team of people around us, including recent graduates from the NZ Film and Television School whose combined talents have helped create some really cool stuff. 

TIM JONES - Producer/1st Assistant Director

'Jonesy' recently graduated from the New Zealand Film & Television School and has dived right into the deep end of film production, managing and producing both of my music videos as well as Sina Leasuasu's short film 'You Can't Be My Girl', another Oneshot Collective film. He's also served as Production Runner on 'The Great Maiden's Blush', a feature film currently shooting in Wellington. He's my right hand man, and keeps me in line on set and makes sure that everything runs smoothly. 

AARON LY - Director Of Photography

Aaron is a graduate of Victoria University's film programme and is currently a student at Yoobee School of Design. He's served as the DP on my 2 recent music videos as well as various small projects we've worked on over the years. He recently DP'd Sina Leasuasu's 'You Can't Be My Girl' and has worked on a multitude of corporate videos and commercials. Aaron's got a great eye for detail and knows how to get the best images out of whatever equipment is on hand. 

Keep an eye out for more updates on our cast and crew - we're currently trying to confirm everyone's availability. Any other filmmakers out there, don't hesitate to flick us a message if you like the sound of the project and are interested in gettng involved. 

It's a great time to support local talent, and the Oneshot Collective aims to highlight Wellington filmmakers by screening their work to a larger audience. Get involved and help your local artists! 

Thanks!

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Kieran Timms
2015-01-05 00:02:07 +1300
Faucon
2014-12-31 06:34:12 +1300

"Jingle Bells Will! Santa has been nice to me this year and I think that the best way to invest is into talent and creativity. Caro"

Amy Pepper
2014-12-31 00:11:55 +1300

"Soz I couldn't give more, but times are tight. Come filming I may have a couple of spare hands if you need them?"

James Cain
2014-12-30 22:08:40 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-12-29 12:34:55 +1300
Brett
2014-12-29 11:59:13 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-12-29 10:34:06 +1300
Alisha Anderson
2014-12-28 00:17:14 +1300
Jack O'Donnell
2014-12-27 13:01:44 +1300
Ben Zolno
2014-12-21 14:46:42 +1300

"This director has some talent brewing, and needs more avenues for expressing and honing it."

Steve Barr
2014-12-18 09:17:40 +1300
Jess Coppell
2014-12-17 23:20:54 +1300
Heather
2014-12-17 22:09:09 +1300
Sinead McClay
2014-12-17 21:42:27 +1300
Linda Agnew
2014-12-17 20:33:36 +1300
Jane Fletcher
2014-12-17 19:26:10 +1300
Jasmine
2014-12-17 18:24:12 +1300

"This looks brilliant Will. Can't wait to see the film and am maybe even more excited for the soundtrack... "

Finn McCauley
2014-12-16 12:55:43 +1300
Sally Thorburn
2014-12-15 16:11:53 +1300
funkasarusrex
2014-12-12 03:06:06 +1300
Charlotte Cudmore
2014-12-10 14:14:38 +1300
Ignacio Pena
2014-12-08 15:01:18 +1300
Jane Ballentyne
2014-12-05 16:29:24 +1300
Fern Karun
2014-12-04 21:43:19 +1300
Micky Gunn
2014-12-04 20:20:57 +1300
Olivia
2014-12-04 17:05:36 +1300
Gabriela Inés Pérez
2014-12-04 16:47:11 +1300
Damian Espinoza
2014-12-04 14:18:12 +1300
Alwyn
2014-12-04 12:55:13 +1300

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